FLASH: 2 Americans killed by our “allies” in AfPak?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_AFGHANISTAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-09-30-05-14-29

Sep 30, 11:43 AM EDT
US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead
By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S. troops killed in the long-running war 2,000.

The fighting started Saturday when what is believed to have been a mortar fired by insurgents struck a checkpoint set up by U.S. forces in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. He said the Americans thought they were under attack from a nearby Afghan army checkpoint and fired on it, prompting the Afghan soldiers to return fire.

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Sorry, but are our girls and boys doing in AfPak!

Ron Paul had it right. We can just march out. And, be quick about it.

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Sep 30, 11:43 AM EDT

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the number of U.S. troops killed in the long-running war 2,000.

The fighting started Saturday when what is believed to have been a mortar fired by insurgents struck a checkpoint set up by U.S. forces in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. He said the Americans thought they were under attack from a nearby Afghan army checkpoint and fired on it, prompting the Afghan soldiers to return fire.


HARDWARE: Having computer hardware problems with the trackpad on my macbookair. Argh! Falling back to alternate hardware. Service will be spotty!

Sunday, September 30, 2012
ADMINISTRIVIA: Having computer hardware problems with the trackpad on my macbookair. Argh! Falling back to alternate hardware. Service will be spotty.

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GOVERNACIDE: Death at the hands of the police

Sunday, September 30, 2012

From: john 
To: Luddite
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 9:33 PM
Subject: TheBlaze.com – Houston Police Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Double Amputee in a Wheelchair

I thought you would like this story from TheBlaze.com

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/houston-police-officer-fatally-shoots-unarmed-double-amputee-in-a-wheelchair/

care to comment about your “friends” in blue?

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On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Luddite wrote:

After looking at another one of these, I think where we differ is that you tend to look only at the victim, rather than the circumstances surrounding? Have I summed it up correctly?

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No, I am “shocked” — as in “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Captain Renault in Casablanca — at the result. And, the pattern that keeps repeating over and over and over. The “King” and the “Sheriff’s men” keep abusing the poor Saxon serfs. Where’s our “Robin Hood”? Where is our “George Washington”? Where is our “Zorro”? Unfortunately, we each have to become our own.

I think Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and others have demonstrated the path. Peaceful non-cooperation.

Take a small example, “speed limits”! On every road every day in the USA, the drivers demonstrate a complete disregard for the diktats of the “King”. Tax law is another; the underground economy is huge. Drugs is another.

Us old stuffed shirts have to join “The Resistance”. Maybe we don’t have to blow up bridges and trains like the French did to the Nazis.

Maybe we just refuse to cooperate?

Peacefully, firmly, and, of course, picking our battles.

But all the while, burning with a “revolutionary” fire.

Remember Churchill and Solzhenitsyn

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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IPAD: Why isn’t the loyalty card app on the ipad?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

why isn’t the loyalty card app on the ipad?

seems strange to me.

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